susys running away to sea

"The rigors (sic) of an expeditionary lifestyle"

Sunday, August 20, 2006

Sunday 20 August

Left Maskell's Harbour about 9 this morning for St Peters, at the bottom of the Lakes. Overcast, warm enoughfor a teeshirt, wind about 15 knots, some whitecaps. All sails up after we went through the bascule bridge at Iona.

If you want to learn to sail, or to sail for just the fun of it, or brrmm around in a power boat, or any other watery carry on - here's the place for it. These lakes and islands are extraordinarily picturesque, and have a tamed comfortable feel to them. My quiz answer (see earlier post) still applies.

After twisting and twining ourselves around a whole bunch of piney islands, with houses in clearings, we arrived at St Peter's Marina, just round the corner from the canal which connects to the sea. We were invited to look round a neighbouring Nonsuch 30 - unstayed mast well forward, single huge sail, easy to manage and good in a sea. I've fancied one of these for about 20 years. Cavernous inside, no chart table as such, immense shower cubicle. I'd arrange a chart table just to have the shower, eh?


  • At 2:24 pm , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Hi Susy, Have sent messages before, but don't seem to get through....Enjoying your adventures, love the dialogue.
    Please have Jack call. Need to talk about some business.
    Pat S. (Jack's favorite sister)!


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